Carnival Cruise Line is synonymous with a fun, festive atmosphere that’s never pretentious! This laid-back cruise line has giant ships with something to offer for all ages, including kids’ clubs, waterslides and Broadway-styled spectaculars. They also are the cruise of choice to rock out with a floating concert series, featuring some of the world’s most famous musical artists.
Carnival’s cruises cover a number of different routes throughout Europe, the United States, Canada and Mexico, but their most popular journeys tend to be in sunny locales. The Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas are some of the top itineraries, offering plenty of sun and a super-fun resort vibe. Alaskan cruises are also quite popular for their spectacular scenery.
By: Callaway, Westbury on 29th Jul 2018
I have never experienced such a relaxing break, the food was just amazing with many different dinning options, and an unbelievable choice of cuisine, all displayed for maximum impact.
By: Mcguire, Littlehampton on 11th Jun 2018
I was on carnival sensation sailing from Miami, going round the Bahamas, the entertainment on the ship was fantastic, all the people I met were really nice, the drinks and food were excellent.
Carnival Breeze entered service in 2012 and carries nearly 5,000 passengers at maximum capacity.Carnival Breeze Cruises
Carnival Conquest allows you to travel in comfort and in style whilst exploring unique destinations.Carnival Conquest Cruises
Carnival Dream is the lead ship of the Dream-class of cruise ships.Carnival Dream Cruises
Carnival Ecstasy has the experience under her belt to ensure that you have an amazing cruise.Carnival Ecstasy Cruises
Carnival Elation is a fun and family friendly ship with public areas to suit all ages and personal tastes.Carnival Elation Cruises
Carnival Freedom has everything you need for your individual dream holiday.Carnival Freedom Cruises
Carnival Glory takes you on a cruise as colourful and fun as the ship itself.Carnival Glory Cruises
Carnival Legend is part of the Spirit Class, and is a very colourful ship that is perfect for first time cruisers.Carnival Legend Cruises
Carnival Liberty is packed full of some of the latest and most fun features that you will find on cruise ships today.Carnival Liberty Cruises
Carnival Magic is another of their larger vessels that belongs to the dream class of the fleet.Carnival Magic Cruises
Carnival Miracle is a Spirit-Class cruise ship which offers the feeling of a fun, highly addictive resort holiday.Carnival Miracle Cruises
Carnival Paradise is a very appealing cruise ship for fun-loving passengers’ tastes.Carnival Paradise Cruises
The third ship in the spirit class, Carnival Pride is a slender vessel that is able to transit the Panama Canal.Carnival Pride Cruises
Carnival Sensation offers on-board activities and facilities for cruisers of all ages.Carnival Sensation Cruises
Carnival Splendor is in a class of her own, and is one of the larger ships in the Carnival Cruises fleet.Carnival Splendor Cruises
When you find yourself between the Carnival Sunshine and some actual sunshine, fun at sea is guaranteed.Carnival Sunshine Cruises
Your high seas hero Carnival Valor is here to rescue you from ordinary vacations and whisk you away to leisure and fun.Carnival Valor Cruises
Carnival Vista has been sailing for Carnival Cruise Line since 2016.Carnival Vista Cruises
Carnival Sunrise is a new ship that will join the fleet in 2019.Carnival Sunrise Cruises
Carnival Panorama will join the fleet in 2019 offering cruises to Mexico.Carnival Panorama Cruises
Paying homeage to Carnival's first ship, offers brand-new experiences for eating, drinking and spectacularly having fun.
Carnival Celebration is an Excellence-class cruise ship and the second vessel of the fleet's XL class.Carnival Celebration Cruises
Carnival Spirit offers a fun holiday with something for everyone; little ones, big ones and the whole family.Carnival Spirit Cruises
There are 4 different dining types onboard Carnival Cruises, from; Eating at your pleasure at the main dining room, or Lido restaurant, aft and pool area, Plus, Speciality dining from $15pp at a Steakhouse, Asian Kitchen, Italian and Fine dining at the Chef’s Table. Casual dining is also included and in the Lido Restaurant in the day time with self-serve ice cream machines!
Carnival have expanded their 24 hour stateroom service menu to include a variety of new in-cabin dining options for a fee. The fee-based choices include chicken wings, fried shrimp, quesadillas, personal pizzas and more. mA wide range of items are available at no charge, including seven different hot and cold sandwiches, three salad choices, three desserts and beverages, as well as a Continental breakfast menu. The expanded room service menu is designed to significantly broaden and upgrade our culinary choices available for in-room delivery. These new fee-based options are simply intended to create even greater choice and variety for our guests. Bar items ordered through room service are charged at regular menu prices. The menu comes with a section of 9 specialty items including pizza, wings, fried shrimp and more for a nominal charge ($5-$6 per selection).
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One thing’s for certain on a Carnival cruise: you won’t go hungry! There’s a staggering array of choice onboard their massive ships, starting with the main restaurants. These offer sit-down service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vegetarian and children’s menus are on hand, as well as theme nights and Steakhouse selections. Should you get a craving in the evening, late night snacks are served in the Good Eats restaurant. You’ll find pretty much every type of cuisine on offer, whether you’re in the mood for sushi or Italian. Here’s just a small assortment of what’s available:
Carnival’s CHEERS! package includes a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at a flat daily rate (currently $51.95/day plus 15% gratuity). You’ll enjoy access to all spirits, beer, and wine by the glass, along with specialty coffees and teas, milkshakes, Rockstar energy drinks and other bottled drinks. If you’re a big soda fan (or underage), you can enjoy the non-alcoholic Bottomless Bubbles package for all-you-can-drink soft drinks instead!
Carnival cruises are known for their party atmosphere, so you can expect plenty of entertainment. Check out the ‘Fun Times’ newsletter for a look at what’s on each day, including nightlife, dining options and children’s events. The festivities commence as soon as you set sail, with the Sail Away Party including DJ-led music and dancing. Additional theme parties take place throughout the cruise, ranging from the Captain’s Toast Celebration to Mega Deck Parties and 80s theme nights. The onboard casino is the place to be for action-packed games of blackjack and roulette, with poker tournaments for cash prizes turning up the heat!
There’s no shortage of musical spectaculars to take in, including a show to welcome you aboard as well as Playlist and Production stage shows featuring the talents of world class singers and dancers in Broadway-styled spectaculars. Have a laugh at the Punchliner Comedy Club, sing along to live Karaoke or enjoy watching a Lip Sync Battle live. Are you ready to rock? Dance the night away at the Carnival LIVE Concert Series. Past guests have included everyone from country artists like Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw to pop stars like Nick Jonas and Carley Rae Jepsen. Family-friendly entertainment includes open-air theatres showing off big screen blockbusters, as well as an IMAX Theatre on some ships for 3D adventures.
From ping pong to dodgeball, there’s an activity to suit every leisure preference you might have! Onboard games include shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball, bocce ball, and mini golf, not to mention the jogging track. Get ready to soar above the crowds on the SkyRide suspended course; or test your limits on the SkyCourse Ropes Course. Naturally there’s plenty of pools and waterslides to choose from as well to cool down after a bit of fun in the sun. Demonstrations and classes liven up the deck, from cooking demonstrations to ice carving and ballroom dancing. Pick up some new knowledge to impress your friends back home.
Carnival specialises in family fun, so you can expect a full range of activities to keep little ones (and not-so-little ones) occupied. Kids clubs offer age-targeted activities, with teens getting their own digital play area and party time. The Seuss at Sea program is a must for all Dr Seuss fans! This unique partnership brings the timeless children’s stories to life, with everything from arts and crafts to character breakfasts serving green eggs and ham.
A Carnival cruise is an epic vacation, so treat yourself to indulgent beauty treatments and luxurious spa therapies. Facials, manicures, pedicures, and therapy wraps are just the beginning of what’s on offer at the soothing Cloud 9 Spa! If you’re ready to work up a sweat, visit the Fitness Centre where you can take part in group classes like Pilates, Yoga, Stretch, and Body Conditioning among others.
Gratuities are customary but left up to your discretion. The cruise line advises tipping $12.95 per person, per day if you’re staying in a standard stateroom or $13.95 if you’re staying in a suite. You can choose to prepay these if you like! An automatic 15% service charge is also added to all beverage purchases.
During the day, dress for comfort to enjoy the array of activities on the deck and onshore. In the evenings, a ‘Cruise Casual’ code applies except for the occasional ‘Cruise Elegant’ dress code for special occasions.
Cruise Casual boils down to sport slacks, khakis or jeans with collared polo shirts for men, and summer dresses or smart casual outfits for women. You can wear your fancier outfits on Cruise Elegant nights, with cocktail dresses, elegant separates and evening gowns for ladies and dress suits and ties for men.
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